|1. A||6. write up work|
|2. B||7. can choose|
|3. C||8. open book|
|4. A||9. closed reserve|
|5. talk//give a talk||10. vocational (subjects)//(preparing for) work/employment|
M = male student F = female lecturer
M: Hello can I come in?
F: Oh yes, come in. How can I help you?
M: I was looking for the Economics office. I’ve been all over the Arts Faculty building looking for it but I could only find the School of Accounting and Economic History. Is this the right place?
F: Yes this is the School of Economics.
M: Oh good. Um, I’m a new student and I was wondering if someone could give me some information.
F: Well I might be able to help. I lecture on that program. What do you need to Know?
M: Quite a few things, actually. Firstly, how many lectures a week do I have to Attend?
F: Ah, well, the Economics I course is a double unit so there are two lectures a week and one tutorial. The lectures are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday.
M: What time?
F: Let me see ... You know this information is all in the handout, which you should have received yesterday at. the orientation meeting.
M: Oh, was there a meeting yesterday? I didn’t know about that ... no one mentioned ...
F: Yes, there was, but never mind. Now lectures are at four m the afternoon.
M: Four’s a bit late. I’ve got a part time job that starts at four thirty.
F: Well, you can’t be in two places at once, can you, and attendance at lectures is necessary. We expect at least 90% attendance at this university you know.
M: 90%! That’s high. Do they enforce that rule?
F: Yes, we do. We’re pretty strict about it actually.
M: And what times have been set down for the tutorials — do you have that Information?
F: That’s a very well attended course so there’s a number of tutorial times. Monday. Wednesday and Friday, all at 9 o’clock. Yours will be allocated at the first lecture.
M: Can’t I choose the time?
F: Maybe. maybe not.. You’ll have to talk to the lecturer on the course. Dr. Roberts is his name.
M: Oh. OK.
F: Anything else I can help you with while you’re here?
M: Well. yes. actually. Do you know what the course requirements are? I mean, how much work is expected for this course?
F: Well. you have to complete a tutorial paper.
M: What does that involve?
F: Well. it’s a piece of work on a given topic based on some set reading texts. You’ll have to give a small talk to your tutorial group ...
M: How long does that have to be?
F: Oh. about 25 minutes usually.
M: I have to talk for 25 minutes?
F: Yes. that’s right. And then you have to write up your piece of work and give it to the lecturer to be marked.
M: Right. And is that all?
F: No. You also have to complete a 3.000 word essay on a topic.
M: Can I choose the topic?
F: Yes. usually you can.
M: Right. That shouldn’t be too bad.
F: And in addition to that there is an exam.
M: An exam! What sort of exam?
F: Well. it’s an open book exam.
M: Does that mean I can have the text book with me during the exam?
F: Yes. that’s right.
M: And can you give me any idea about the content of the first year of Economics so that I can get into some reading?
F: Well. you’ll be getting the reading list next week when lectures start. All the books are in the library.
M: Yes. but won’t everyone else take them out as soon as they get the reading list too?
F: Well. yes. they might. But most of the important ones are held in Closed Reserve ... that’s a part of the library where you can go to read books but you can’t take them out of the building.
M: What did you call that section of the library?
F: Closed Reserve. However. we do recommend that you buy the core books. You’ll find them useful and you’ll need them for the exam.
M: Yes. I suppose I will. But what is the focus of the course?
F: Well. the course at this university has a vocational focus. that is a focus on preparing its graduates for work. so we’re orientated very much towards employment.
M: So my chances of getting a job are good?
F: Well. provided you get good results.
M: Well look thanks for your time. You’ve been really helpful.
F: That’s fine. See you next week then.